VILLA W1 2008 -

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description island retreat
category Residential
location Corfu, Greece
built area 550 m²
Design Team

Stephan Buerger, Demetra Katsota, Tassos Govatsos, Flavian Lekkas, Mladen Stamenic

Consultants

P. Panagiotopoulos & Associates (structural engineers)

Nikos Michailides (m/e engineers)

client private
design year 2008
completion year

The brief required the design of an exclusive holiday villa with extensive facilities for entertaining and hosting of guests, including a spa, gym, lap pool, on the island of Corfu. The site is located on a south facing slope shaped by rock formations and lush vegetation, with direct access to four private beaches and stunning vistas towards the old town of Corfu.

The architectural response negotiates the 16m topographic fall within the build-able area through a striation of its verticality by providing four horizontal inhabitable levels. The experience of the house is part of a decent and a sequential discovery of the landscape and the view. At an arrival deck on the third level one is immediately confronted with the spectacular view. To the left stands the two storey guest house, to the right, a generous staircase -perpendicularly to the view- leading to the main living platform. On the second level, the interior blends with the exterior, the natural with the built, the shaded areas with the exposed, the intimate smaller scale with the larger public scale, the domestic with the recreational and leisure. Another, internal staircase leads to the private first level with its three retreat areas and an external one, continues the decent to the beach via a gym and private sunbathing area.


Title Year Type Locaction Country
STUDENT STUDIOS PATRAS 2007 Residential Patras Greece
LANDHOTEL SILVESTAR 2016 Hospitality Motovun Croatia
K314 OFFICE BUILDING 2021 Offices Athens Greece
ROLLING GREENS - VILLAS B 2019 Hospitality, Residential Messinia Greece
HOUSE E 2016 Residential Artemida Greece
RADISSON RESORT SKIATHOS 2020 Hospitality Skiathos Greece
HOUSES A·2 2015 Residential, Hospitality Paros Greece
ROLLING GREENS - VILLAS A 2019 Hospitality, Residential Messinia Greece
ONE ATHENS APARTMENT 2021 Residential Athens Greece
ANNENHEIM CUBES 2012 Residential, Hospitality Annenheim Austria
RESTAURANT THALERSEE 2020 Public, Hospitality Graz Austria
STUDENT STUDIOS THESSALONIKI 2016 Residential Thessaloniki Greece
HOUSE H 2012 Residential Corfu Greece
BELGIAN EMBASSY ATHENS 2008 Public Athens Greece
VILLA S 2006 Residential Vienna Austria
OKZT OFFICES & APARTMENTS 2019 Offices Klagenfurt Austria
HOUSE A+B 2008 Residential Paros Greece
MAYRHOFEN STATION 2018 Public Mayrhofen Austria
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY GRAZ 2015 Public Graz Austria
PENINSULA 2019 Residential, Hospitality Paros Greece
VILLA W1 2008 Residential Corfu Greece
APARTMENT BUILDING STD3 2022 Residential Athens Greece
CING LABORATORY BUILDING 2018 Public Nicosia Cyprus
FERANT GARDEN APARTMENT 2018 Residential Ljublijana Slovenia
SCHLOSSMUSEUM LINZ 2006 Public Linz Austria
THREE SPACES 2013 Exhibition Athens Greece
KUBAN RIVERSIDE HOTEL 2013 Hospitality Krasnodar Russia
AS IF 2014 Research, Exhibition Venice Italy
COOP BANK HEADQUARTERS 2012 Commercial, Offices Nicosia Cyprus
6 VOIDS: PXATHENS 2012 Exhibition Venice Italy
LARNACA AGORA 2011 Public Larnaca Cyprus
HOUSE B 2014 Residential Chania Greece
RATHAUSPARK PAVILION 2009 Public Vienna Austria
PX ATHENS 2012 Public, Masterplan Athens Greece
PX THREE CORNERS 2012 Public Athens Greece
HOUSE L 2016 Residential, Research Antiparos Greece
PX SIX THRESHOLDS 2012 Public Athens Greece
DASOUPOLI HIGH SCHOOL 2010 Public Nicosia Cyprus
RESIDENCE AUSTRIAN EMBASSY ATHENS 2013 Residential Athens Greece
CASPIAN SEA RESORT 2012 Masterplan Baku Azerbaijan
HOUSE T 2016 Residential Antiparos Greece
FERLACH TECHNICAL SCHOOL 2016 Public Ferlach Austria
OFFICE A 2009 Offices Athens Greece
CAUCASUS CONFERENCE CENTRE 2012 Public Qabala Azerbaijan
SUPERSTORE V 2008 Commercial Athens Greece
KYRIAZI DEVELOPMENT 2008 Commercial, Residential Kifisia Greece
KURA CULTURAL CENTRE 2013 Public Mingacevir Azerbaijan
CLDC HOUSING 2020 Residential Larnaca Cyprus
NOVARA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2018 Public, Educational Vienna Austria
APARTMENT BUILDING DP30 2021 Residential Athens Greece